Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
February 10, 2005
Albany-"College education is really important," says Albany High junior Laquana McCall. That's the attitude of a lot of high school students in Dougherty County. She says"I'm already applying for scholarships on-line and in the community."
Community has a lot to do with whether these kids make it to college. College Prep Advisor Yvonne Williams explains "Certain cities are a little bit more aggressive and they're pushing youth to go to college and then there are some cities that are not."
Recent reports show more Dougherty County students are planning for college by enrolling in college preparatory courses. Reports also indicate that at Dougherty High, 40 percent of graduating students went to college. At Albany High, 41 percent; Westover High, 65 percent, and 76 percent of Monroe High School graduates went to college.
Albany High Junior Malendie Gaines says "I'll have financial Aid." Financial Aid and scholarships are out there to assist students in the costs of higher education. McCall says "Every bit of money that you can get does help," and it's helping a lot of students. Just last year nearly, 250 graduates were awarded Hope Scholarships, and about 4 million dollars in private scholarships were awarded to students in the Dougherty County school system.
Gaines said "I think I can make it,". and it looks like many others will make it, too.